Sam Mayer

Sam Mayer

Sam Mayer is from Houston. Full length works include THE CUCK (Intramural Theater), POOLBOY2: MAXIMUM CLOSURE (Crashbox), POOLBOY00 (UTNT), CHET'S SUMMER VACATION (Kennedy Center; Intramural Theater; Rec Room Arts), SPITSHOW (Collective48), THE SIN EATER (Frontera Fest), and THEYOLO PLAYS Pt. 1 & 2 (The Silent Barn; Collective 48). His work has been developed with The Orchard Project, The Workshop...
Sam Mayer is from Houston. Full length works include THE CUCK (Intramural Theater), POOLBOY2: MAXIMUM CLOSURE (Crashbox), POOLBOY00 (UTNT), CHET'S SUMMER VACATION (Kennedy Center; Intramural Theater; Rec Room Arts), SPITSHOW (Collective48), THE SIN EATER (Frontera Fest), and THEYOLO PLAYS Pt. 1 & 2 (The Silent Barn; Collective 48). His work has been developed with The Orchard Project, The Workshop Theater, The Mastheads, and SPACE on Ryder Farm. He is the recipient of the Chesley/Bumbalo Foundation Prize and a fellowship from the Michener Center for Writers. MFA: UT Austin.

Plays

  • Boy's Club
    The worlds number 4 ranked Counter Strike player and his step father spend the weekend alone together.
  • The Cuck
    Euripedes' Electra set in the world of The Real Housewives, Coachella, Paris and Nicky, magnums of Veuve, private jets, and all night raves. 
  • Chet's Summer Vacation
    A boy falls in love with his air conditioning unit during the hottest summer on record.
  • The Tent (Pop 3)
    reality tv, pop music, and amateur porn collide in this mashup about how the muck of culture is equal parts sexy and stupid
  • Bert on Fire
    Bert is a nerd. Shelley is a bad girl. What could go wrong?
  • Murder City
    Three work friends who hate their jobs start a true-crime podcast about Houston serial killers. Their middle-aged colleague is obsessed with Kate Bush. Obsession takes many forms. [based on two true stories.]

    draft 11/2019